What is Epilim chrono?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Valproate Sodium

Epilim chrono is a brand name for valproate sodium in the United Kingdom. Valproate sodium is the sodium salt of valproic acid and is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as other psychiatric conditions requiring the administration of a mood stabilizer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 6
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Epilim chrono

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 2
Weight gain 2
Brain fog 1
Cloudy thinking 1
Constant tiredness 1
Dazed 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Epilim chrono

Dosage Patients
3 tablet(s) daily 1
200 mg twice daily 1
900 mg daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1
500 mcg three times daily 1
2,200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Epilim chrono

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped taking Epilim chrono

Duration

Currently taking Epilim chrono

Duration Patients
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 6

Stopped taking Epilim chrono

Duration Patients
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 1

Adherence


Always
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5
63%
Usually
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3
38%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
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1
13%
A little hard to take
Patients
2
25%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
5
63%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
5
63%
Cost per month
Not specified
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3
38%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Epilim chrono after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 2
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1

Patients stopped taking Epilim chrono and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Epilim chrono.